Dolores by Bruce Brooks
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Dolores is different.

She heard "Lithium" come on the radio and asked him to turn it up, and then turn it up again until it was really blasting, and she even song along with the chorus, "I love you, I'm not gonna crack," at the top of her little voice, which he bet no other seven-year-olds could come close to doing.

Dolores is poised.

"Mom, there are four spoons here! I'm really asking! Which one do I use now? God forbid I eat a thick soup with the bouillon spoon or something reserved for thin broths-help me out!"

Dolores is spunky.

"I want to be a Central cheerleader because I like to make people scream!"

Dolores is tough.

She was terrified; she was furious. She let her anger burn her fear. She punched him smack in the nose as hard as she could.

Shockingly beautiful, quirky, sarcastic, brave, and elusive, Dolores is always, quite simply,

Dolores.
 

About Bruce Brooks

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Bruce Brooks was born in Virginia and began writing fiction at age ten. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1972 and from the University Of Iowa Writer's Workshop in 1980. He has worked as a newspaper reporter, a magazine writer, newsletter editor, movie critic, teacher and lecturer. Bruce Brooks has twice received the Newbery Honor, first in 1985 for "Moves Make the Man, " and again in 1992 for "What Hearts." He is also the author of "Everywhere, Midnight Hour Encores, Asylum for Nightface, Vanishing, "and "Throwing Smoke." He lives in Brooklyn, NY.
 
Published April 1, 2002 by Laura Geringer. 144 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Symmetrical in that it starts out with her attempted kidnapping and ends with her attempted rape, Dolores copes with the breakup of her parents, spars with some school bullies, develops her own mode of cheerleading, bickers with her mother, and finally meets a young man worthy of her smarts and s...

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An uncommonly beautiful and bright girl evolves from an outgoing, trusting seven-year-old to a cynical, seemingly friendless teenager.

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Publishers Weekly

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Newbery Honor author Brooks (The Moves Make the Man) presents seven vignettes that expose the complex nature of Dolores, an uncommonly beautiful and bright girl who evolves from an outgoing, trusting seven-year-old to a cynical, seemingly friendless teenager.

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Dolores is a wonderful girl who doesn't fall for mean gossip -- and even takes down a would-be rapist.

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